SF green efforts not a waste 

Oscar the Grouch would just love all the extra room in San Francisco’s garbage cans these days.

The City sent 560,330 tons of trash to landfills last year, nearly 10 percent less than 2007 and “the lowest amount on record,” Jared Blumenfeld, director of the Department of Environment, said in a recent report.

Those were the numbers submitted in The City’s annual report to the California Integrated Waste Management Board. And that’s positive news for The City’s goal to reach zero waste by 2020.

Blumenfeld also reported that 91-percent of The City’s facilities have at least recycling service, and that the department has gone to lengths to prepare residents and businesses for new composting rules starting later this month that could lead to hefty fines if not followed.


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